14-day temperature outlook map

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: Feb. 15, 2024

February 16, 2024
Except for a short-lived cold front next week beginning on Wednesday, Nebraska is expected to have mild weather for the rest of February.

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Precipitation totals map for January

January 2024 Climate Summary

February 14, 2024
A prolonged polar vortex caused below-average temperatures and above-average precipitation last month, which had the added benefit of improving drought conditions in eastern Nebraska.

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Temperature outlook map

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: Feb. 2, 2024

February 2, 2024
Nebraska will see mild temperatures continue into next week, with chances of precipitation this weekend and again next Thursday, Feb. 8.

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December temp map for 2023

December 2023 Climate Summary

February 1, 2024
Nebraska broke its own record for warmest December in 2023, as did many other states in the north-central region of the U.S.

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Center pivot running over field
A center-pivot irrigation system waters a cornfield near Adams, Nebraska, about 45 minutes south of Lincoln. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing)

Husker Study Finds Aquifer Depletion Threatens Crop Yields

February 1, 2024
Researchers involved in this study found that an aquifer’s depletion can curb crop yields even when it appears saturated enough to meet irrigation demands, and yield losses intensify when an aquifer drops below certain thresholds.

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Snowfall totals map

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: Jan. 18, 2024

January 19, 2024
Sunshine and higher temperatures are expected for next week; however, more precipitation is also on the way to Nebraska.

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Pasture landscape
For some areas of Nebraska that struggled with drought in 2023, pasture and forage production could be challenging, especially in early 2024. One strategy for improving production early in the season is frost-seeding legumes like red clover from February to mid-March.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Reflecting on 2023, Improving Pastures in 2024

January 2, 2024
Extension Forage Crop Residue Specialist Daren Redfearn shares his observations on pasture and forage production throughout 2023, and what producers can do to enhance plant growth in 2024.

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Precipitation outlook for January

Weekly Weather Outlook and Update: Jan. 4, 2024

January 4, 2024
Significant snowfall and extreme cold are headed for Nebraska beginning Monday, Jan. 8.

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